In anything I’ve ever watched, I’ve always been more attached to the bad guys, the villains, more than the main or ‘good’ characters, and anime has been no different for me. Since I’ve started watching Anime, I’ve seen a lot of dastardly villains but only a few have left their imprint of evil burnt into my mind.
With that in mind, here are my top five most evil Anime villains! *cue evil laughter*
Note: The majority of character descriptions contain spoilers, read them at your own discretion.
Light Yagami (Death Note)
Light started off as a good kid, he wasn’t always this way. The only thing he ever wanted to do was help the world, and he could do just that when he found the Death Note, a book that would kill anyone whose name he wrote in it, in the way he described.
So, he did what any normal, good-cultured guy would do, use it to kill off criminals. He progressed to killing only the worst criminals after that but that’s where he got a bit warped. A detective stumbled upon his secret, and decided that for the greater good, this detective must meet his end. From there, he went down the proverbial slippery slope and just started killing anyone that he decided was a criminal, murdering thousands of people before he was caught. Judge, jury and executioner indeed.
Johan Liebert (Monster)
Well, where to start with this guy. He would probably make Ted Bundy take a step back and think about what he’s done. Johan killed his adoptive family, the co-workers of the surgeon who saved his life and even talked ALL, yes all, of the students and instructors of a secret German military program to kill each other. That’s pretty badass. But he didn’t stop there, a Neo-Nazi party wanted his services, they wanted him to be the next Hitler. Johan doesn’t swing that way though, he murdered a whole load of those Neo-Nazis just so they’d get the hint to stay away. That’s pretty badass.
Majin Buu (Dragonball Z)
Ever seen somebody be a complete asshole just because they could? Majin is one of those people. Unlike Light, he didn’t start off good and become so consumed with power he went mad, no. Majin is just evil for evils sake. He even has a move that is called “Human Extinction Attack” and that does exactly what it sounds like, makes the human race extinct. All he has to is raise his arm and we’re all screwed. The worst part? He’d enjoy it.
Griffith (Berserk series)
It’s hard for anybody when a good friend leaves, I know it’s been hard for me when one of my best friend leaves to start a new chapter in his life, but I don’t go completely mental because of it. Griffith on the other hand, did just that when Guts left his group, the Band of the Hawk.
After having Guts come back to save him, SEVERAL TIMES, Griffiths went on to sacrifice the rest of the Band of the Hawks just so he could become a demon, a rather powerful one called the God Hand (Because why not?) The first thing he did after acquiring his new demonic powers? Rape Guts lover, right in front of him and if that wasn’t enough, he raped her so badly that the baby she was carrying ended up deformed. What the actual f**k.
Medusa Gorgon (Soul Eater)
To start with, Medusa turned her child into a research subject. Let that sink into your minds for a minute. Was it for a good cause? To cure world hunger? Hell no, she wanted to research how to drive her son insane and turn him into a killer. She subjected her own child to torture just to turn him into some kind of mini-killer that mummy can be proud of. What gets worse, is that after she’s spent her time turning her son into a deranged murdered, her own son kills her. You may think that was justified but Medusa was one step ahead. She wanted her son to kill her so that he would have killed all that he ever cared for.
Guest post written by Martin B.